Bad Blogger! No biscuit!

Posted May 24, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

…almost literally, in fact, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

That, there is part of my year-round self-sock-club.  The blue socks are my February MIL’s Socks, the red pair are March’s Shur’tugal, the multicolours are the second pair of April socks (toe-up with an afterthought heel), and the really bright neon green socks are May’s Kaibashira.  The main Green Eyed Monster April socks are down below, as they were in the wash when I took the picture above.

So yes, it’s been quite awhile since my last post, and that means quite a lot of pairs of socks. I’ll offer brief apology, only to say that this year has been difficult.  May is pretty much when things started to turn around and I felt like we were coming out of a long, dark tunnel. I’ve been feeling the urge to post more and more, and I’ll hopefully be podcasting again shortly.

I blame some of this on possible Seasonal Affectedness Disorder (Canadian winters beat the snot out of everyone, particularly when they’re as long as this year’s has been), part on possible mood disorders that I’m too lazy and stubborn to get diagnosed, and diet.  In fact, I blame a lot on diet.

I’ve noticed that when I clean up my diet and stick to it, I feel so much better.  Sugar, starch, grains….they do a real number on me, and once I start eating them I feel like I can’t stop.  I’ll go on a grilled cheese binge, or feel the need to have a Dairy Queen Blizzard every few days.  Then I get depressed, and go on a roller-coaster of unhappiness.

I’ve been 90% low-carb for the past month or so. Weekends are a bit of a trial, as there is no real structure, but I’m working on it and every weekend gets better.  I’m slowly losing weight…two steps forward, one back and all that, but progress is progress. I’ve even got a second pair of socks for May on the needles!

Anyhow, will be posting more soon. Things are looking up 🙂


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